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Romantic dinner in Lisbon: where to take your soul-mate?

We have already told you a lot about this city: that it has a shining light, splendid landscapes, lovely places full of stories that 'make the cobblestones cry'. But what we have not yet revealed is that the people of Lisbon — deeply warm and welcoming — are very sentimental and melt easily with a beautiful love story. And this city is the perfect spot to enjoy a romantic dinner with the one you love the most. 

Soul-mate, half-orange, 'more than anything'; are many the Portuguese terms used to define the person who fills us and who makes us feel deeply loved and desired. That’s why, and with no surprises, there are also many places that help to feed (and spice up) different love stories. Spaces that serve as fuel for this feeling and that become the ideal checkmate to surprise and conquer the love of your life.

Gastronomically speaking, the offers are for all tastes, palates and needs. This would be expected from people who are deeply hospitable and who value multiculturalism above all. For this reason, if you want to surprise, with a romantic dinner in Lisbon, the person who 'stole' your heart, check out these options:


A gastronomic jewel between two of the capital’s most famous neighbourhoods: Chiado and Bairro Alto. The Restaurant of Bairro Alto Hotel is the perfect place for romantic, intimate and very special moments. Bohemian, elegant, although relaxed, it presents an innovative and exclusive menu created by Nuno Mendes (a world-renowned chef). Here, the Portuguese author cuisine, unpretentious, with its traditional ingredients and full of flavours, imposes itself and makes a constant presence. If you prefer, you can have an even more intense experience if you choose to have your dinner at the restaurant's terrace — a place that gives you a breathtaking view over the beautiful Tejo river.

Schedule for dinners:
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm, Monday to Sunday 

Location: 
Praça Luís de Camões, 2, 5th floor/ Terrace, 1200-243, Lisbon

Contact: 
+351 213 408 253


Fortaleza do Guincho
With an exquisite view over the immensity of the Atlantic Ocean, we suggest one of the ex-libris of the Cascais area: Fortaleza do Guincho. This is a calm and refined space, strongly influenced by the haute cuisine and which presents a menu with fresh Portuguese flavours. The cherry on top of the cake (actually, on the top of this restaurant) is the Michelin star that the restaurant has maintained since 2001.

Schedule for dinners:
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Sunday to Saturday 

Location: 
Estrada do Guincho, 2750-642, Cascais 

Contact: 
 +351 966 315 140


Beco Cabaret Gourmet 
More than a restaurant, a bold experience... and very burlesque! Because romanticism takes many forms, we suggest a different place: Beco Cabaret Gourmet, by José Avillez, another internationally renowned chef. Burlesque, on the one hand, but sophisticated and bohemian, on the other, is inspired by clubs from the 1920s and the 1950s. Here, you can experience different moments with your better half, combining a haute cuisine’s meal with a memorable and surprising show.

Schedule for dinners:
8:30 pm - 10:45 pm, Wednesday and Thursday
8:30 pm -  11:45, Friday and Sunday

Location: 
Rua Nova da Trindade 18, Bairro do Avillez,  1200-303, Lisbon

Contact:
 +351 210 939 234


Café Buenos Aires
A Pandora’s box right at Lisbon’s downtown. Don't be fooled by its nomenclature: Café Buenos Aires has been, since 2002, a restaurant that delights and surprises even the most difficult visitors to conquer. With Argentine roots, those who visit it say that the space tells stories and experiences, and that there are also several cultures represented in it, whether through gastronomy, the atmosphere or even the music. If multiculturalism seduces you and you have a special preference for Argentina, this is the ideal place to take your soul-mate to dinner.
  
Schedule for dinners:
Up to 2:00 am, Sunday to Saturday 

Location: 
Calçada do Duque 31 B, 1200-155, Lisbon
 
Contact:
+351 213 420 739


Alma
A fine dining concept restaurant, with 2 Michelin stars already won, and led by one of the most influential Portuguese chefs ever: Henrique Sá Pessoa. At Alma, you will find an informal author's menu, but full of flavour and with a strong traditional Portuguese signature. It is the perfect place for a romantic dinner in Lisbon, especially if you want to relax in a sophisticated atmosphere, while letting yourself be seduced by a cuisine that the chef himself defines as ‘refined taste with a perfect technique and that presents an excellent product’.

Schedule for dinners:
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Tuesday to Sunday

Location: 
Rua Anchieta, 15, 1200-023 Chiado, Lisbon

Contact: 
+351 213 470 650


Arkhe
A very recent restaurant, but which has already achieved enormous notoriety due to its offer of plant-based pop-up dinners, a concept with a strong environmental awareness, innovative and modern. Precisely because of that, the Arkhe becomes the best option for the lovers of cuisine based on vegetables, and for all those who appreciate art — this one, delicious and served in dishes. Even better is the highly sensory experience it provides to all its visitors.

Schedule for dinners:
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Tuesday to Saturday 

Location: 
Boqueirão do Duro, 46, 1200-163, Lisbon

Contact: 
+351 211 395 258


Il Covo
It is said that it’s the most hidden restaurant in Lisbon and the most Italian cuisine in the capital. A small space, but very cozy and intimate. The menu excels for its intense flavours, and the plates display totally disruptive works of art. A place where imagination is the limit and the comfort zones stay outside the door. It is the restaurant you need to spice up your relationship and to make your romantic dinner a memorable one.

Schedule for dinners:
6:00 pm - 00:00 am, Wednesday to Monday 

Location: 
Rua do Cura 1-3A, 1200-643, Lisbon

Contact: 
+351 915 571 373


Whether by candlelight, in a disruptive environment, with a view over the Tejo or enjoying another breathtaking landscape, is in Lisbon that you will find the idyllic gastronomic scene that will make your love story even more special!

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